It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a man placed a phone between her legs and took a picture of her at a London music festival in 2017. Martin said Tuesday the welcome change to the law was a "long time coming."
The bill had the backing of Prime Minister Theresa May, who praised campaigners who had advocated for a change in legislation. Lawbreakers risk being jailed for two years and being put on the sex offenders register. The law takes effect in April.